(2006) 'How Social Context Impacts on Women's Fears of Childbirth
: A Western Australian Example', Social Science & Medicine 63(1): 64-75.
Often during childbirth
, a woman engages a fight-or-flight response, which increases her perception of pain intensity and decreases internal blood flow.
Epstein, a medical journalist who is also trained as a physician, offers revealing and sometimes disturbing insight into the medicalization of childbirth
: the suffering female slaves endured in the 1800s as unwitting test subjects for early gynecological devices; the business maneuvering and resulting financial success by the inventors of the forceps; and the financial posturing required before ultrasound replaced harmful X-rays in viewing fetuses during prenatal care.
Few families have not been touched by tragic experiences of childbirth
in Afghanistan, where maternal mortality is among the highest in the world.
She spoke of the need to tackle deaths in childbirth
in developing countries in a 20-minute address to the party's Women's Network.
preparation classes are designed to teach women how to reconnect with their bodies, understand the mechanisms of labor, cope with the intense and sometimes unparalleled agony and ecstasy of pain and pleasure and, sadly, in today's techno birthing age, how to be wary of medical procedures and avoid the ubiquitous cesarean surgery birth story.
ICM partner, the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, sent an 'Open Letter' to world leaders at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in June, calling on them to 'Invest in women's health to save women's lives lost in pregnancy and childbirth
A NEW birthing pool on the labour ward is helping to make labour and childbirth
a less uncomfortable experience for women at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The National Childbirth
Trust holds a Baby Cafe every Tuesday.
Fondly calling herself a "spinster midwife in training," Dora soon realizes her natural ability to support women through childbirth
. Dora and Miss Babineau work together in helping the women who come knocking on Miss Babineau's front door looking for support through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies, and unfulfilling sex lives.
Q My husband thinks childbirth
classes are a waste of time, and that I should be able to learn what I need from books and talking to my friends.
iVillage Parenting Network, a division of iVillage Inc., and Kimberly-Clark have expanded their relationship through a charter sponsorship of the new iVillage Childbirth
Education Connection program.